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The Third Policeman

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  • Posted March 19, 2010

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    The Third Policeman

    The Third Poiceman was simply amazing. Laugh-out-loud funny, amazingly profound and absolutely unpredictable. Very few times in my life have I found myself mentally reviewing chapters from a book as often as I did with this one. The less you know about this book going into it, the better. I made the mistake of reading a letter from the author at the end before I finished the book and it gave away the twist ending. That didn't stop me from enjoying the book immensely though because the ending is really not what this story is about. 'The Third Policeman' is the type of book that creates a bit of an internal struggle within a person. On the one hand you will want to tell all your friends about this book so they can enjoy it too. On the other hand you won't want to tell anyone about it because you'll want to keep it your own little secret. For those who enjoy mind boggling, hilarious and infinitely creative literature; look no further.

    As a side note: I purchased this book because the B&N website suggested I would enjoy it. After I started reading and enjoying it immensely I did some research and found that it was featured on an episode of the TV series 'LOST'. I have not seen the show so I cannot verify this fact, but if it truly does feature books like this then it must be pretty great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2001

    You could call him Franz O'Brien...

    ...for his equally effective, if not superior, depiction of the all too confused state of a dream world where things are at once hilarious and terrifying, where you never know what to believe. One difference between O'Brien's style and Kafka's with respect to this kind of nighmare is that O'Brien is more obviously funny, but that just serves to obscure the sinister events, making them more unexpected. If you like absurd, surreal, funny, plot-twisting, pseudo-scientific murder mysteries, let me know, because I haven't found another.

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